Panchayat elections: Government announces holiday in poll-bound areas

Panchayat elections: Government announces holiday in poll-bound areas

JAMMU: The government on Wednesday announced pubic holiday in poll bound areas during panchayat elections beginning November 17. The long overdue elections will be held in eight phases across the state. “Public holiday shall be observed within the limits of the respective CD-Blocks of concerned Districts on account of Panchayat Elections -2018, on the date […]

Basant Rath Sacrificed

Basant Rath Sacrificed

Basant Rath, the outgoing IGP(Traffic) had, once tweeted about power and the measure of men(women). To paraphrase the unconventional young officer of worth, he had stated and implied that “ the test of a person’s character was how he(she) dealt with power”. Little would have Rath known that it would be the distortion(s) of power […]

Basant Rath’s transfer evokes outrage on social media

Basant Rath’s transfer evokes outrage on social media

Srinagar: Social media users in Kashmir expressed their anger against the transfer of IGP Traffic Basant Kumar Rath and blamed Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Junaid Mattu for government’s decision to remove the popular IPS officer. Rath, who is credited with streamlining the traffic system in Jammu and Kashmir in less than one year […]

Lawyers protest against erratic power supply in Shopian

Lawyers protest against erratic power supply in Shopian

SHOPIAN: The lawyers of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday held a protest against the erratic power supply in the area. Under the banner of District Bar association Shopian, the lawyers took out a protest march from the Court to Deputy Commissioner’s office. A kerosene lamp gifted to the DC Owais Ahmad. They also lit […]

SHRC asks for report on unscheduled power cuts

SHRC asks for report on unscheduled power cuts

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday directed the Chief Engineer of Power Development Department (PDD) to file a report answering why unscheduled and irregular power cuts take place during winter season in Kashmir. The SHRC headed by Retired Justice Bilal Nazki directed the PDD officer to specify as to why power cuts […]

Two Pakistan-born women set to win panchayat elections in Kupwara

Two Pakistan-born women set to win panchayat elections in Kupwara

Kupwara: Two Pakistan-born women were declared winners in Panchayat elections in north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district on Monday. Sources said that the wife of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat of Pinjroo village of Handwara submitted nomination form for the post of Sarpanch in a Handwara village. No one filed nomination against her and she was declared as […]

CUK suspends classwork for Nowgam-I, III campuses

CUK suspends classwork for Nowgam-I, III campuses

SRINAGAR: The classwork of all the teaching departments in Nowgam-I and Nowgam-III campuses of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) shall remain suspended on November 14, 15 and 16, an official statement issued by the university on Tuesday said.

JK may come under President’s rule

JK may come under President’s rule

Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to have a popular government anytime soon as the Government of India (GoI) may recommend a spell of President’s rule at the expiry of Governor’s rule on December 19, official sources said.
Under the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, there is no provision for extension of Governor’s rule.

CS tells admin to gear up: Reviews winter preparedness in Kashmir

CS tells admin to gear up: Reviews winter preparedness in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam Sunday directed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and deputy commissioners of Kashmir division to remain alive to the weather prediction for the next week and ensure that the action plan for restoration of basic services is in place in advance with role clarity. Following directions from the Governor to […]

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